Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (Education)

Course summary for local students

Year

2017 course information 

Award granted

Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (Education)

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length

For students commencing T1 this course is 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent duration. 

For students commencing T2 this course is 1 year part-time. 

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel 03 9246 8100
artsed@deakin.edu.au 

Deakin course code E552

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (Education) develops specialised expertise for teaching English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) in the primary, secondary and adult sectors both inside and outside of Australia.

This course is designed to provide qualified teachers eligible to teach in Australia with a grounding in the theory and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages and for experienced teachers who wish to develop their professional skills and knowledge in the discipline.

Professional recognition

Endorsed by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for specialist teaching.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Career opportunities

This course is designed to broaden the skills of those working as registered teachers in primary and secondary schools, by adding a VIT-endorsed specialist teaching method area in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages to their existing teacher registration.

For more information go to 'My Course My Career'

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Acquire advanced and specialised knowledge of and the ability to apply the theoretical principles, concepts and methodologies which underpin contemporary approaches to TESOL 

Communication

Effectively communicate to a range of audiences the key concepts relevant to TESOL including second language teaching methodologies, theories of second language acquisition, and structural aspects of language 

Digital literacy

Have advanced knowledge of and technical proficiency in digital technologies that can be specifically used to creatively support TESOL 

Critical thinking

Critically analyse and reflect on current theories in second language acquisition, TESOL principles and practice 

Problem solving

Use advanced knowledge of second language teaching methodologies and understanding of the diverse needs of students to frame creative solutions to problems of pedagogy in TESOL and apply these in a range of classroom teaching scenarios 

Self-management

Understand the importance of self-directed learning for professional growth and demonstrate responsibility for individual intellectual development

Teamwork

Collaborate effectively with others to achieve high standards and best practice in TESOL 

Global citizenship

Appreciate the value of cultural and linguistic diversity and its place in TESOL and use knowledge of the sociocultural contexts of TESOL to enhance teaching and learning

Approved by Faculty Board 2015

 

Course rules

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (Education), students are required to successfully complete 4 credit points of core units.  

Course structure

Core Units

Students must complete the following 4 core units: 

ETL700Pedagogy for EAL Classrooms

ETL704Innovation in Language Curriculum

ETL705Pedagogic Grammar

ETL706Reflective Practice in EAL and Languages Classrooms

Course Map

Course Map


Professional Experience Placement

Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check. Apply online as a volunteer at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj

For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.

Entry requirements - specific

Any Bachelor degree in the field of Education that is a recognised initial teacher qualification for the purposes of registration as a primary or secondary teacher in Australia.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

How to apply

Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017

Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.

For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.